Independents versus the Record Industry
chart by Drew
Folks, I cannot stress this enough. Support your favorite bands and artists. Buy, yes, actually pay for their work.
If you are looking for a physical copy, whenever possible, do your best to buy it as directly from the band as possible.If they have an option of buying directly through them, do it. If you are going to see them live, pay some nice cashy money at the show.
With out fans paying for their work, they cannot produce their work. They have to get day jobs and work for a living like you and me leaving them little time to produce that art you love so much.